Travel Blogs from Moscow
... with use of marble and bronze and dark wood and off-set lighting. The subject material includes hammer and cycles, red stars, busts and images of Marx and Lenin, triumphal soldiers and workers, images of mothers with babies, young girls, boys with red banners, and ceiling murals of airplanes and satellites, and beautiful back-lit stained glass panels. Stalin's favourite station had larger than life bronze statues lining the platform of fighters, workers ...
... Interestingly, a lot of the originals were in Berlin and were destroyed during the war. After the war the German government asked to make impressions of the impressions. We then crossed the street to the Cathedral of Our Christ Our Saviour, the largest orthodox church in the world. Stalin blew up this church in 1931. It had been built between 1839 and 1883. He had to try twice before he was successful. The ...
... a year ago when he was 17 would have been enough to get him in the top eight. So the future looks bright. I also note that this week Jacko destroyed the world junior record, lifting the record from one David Storl. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica had the 200m all her own way when the favourite Allyson Felix pulled a muscle 50m into the race. The 5000m final went as predicted to the legendary Mo Farah but I just can't understand ...
... we got to experience a traditional Russian folk show. Now that was a different experience, this folk show was full of bright colours, cheesy smiles and dance moves that could tire any one out just watching. A glass of champagne at intermission made the show even more fun to watch. The second day of St Petersburg we covered the winter palace which has now been turned into the hermitage, a very large art gallery which would take you three years to see everything inside. We ...
... for the exercise, say they run east-west) Along the major road they seem to be very long as they are connected by arches. The arches have wrought iron gates which are closed except for a smaller gate were people can walk through.
From time to time a gate is open leading to the streets behind the buildings to allow cars into the area, they lead to many small car parks. Once you have past under the gate you see other high-rises perpendicular to the one along ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center